HEARING BEFORE COMMITTEE ON INVALID PENSIONS OF THE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES MAY, 1908

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Page 10 - I shall endeavor to ascertain, better than I now know, what is its exact value. Let me say now, however, that your proposal to substitute national force for the " Enrolled Militia," implies that, in your judgment, the latter is doing something which needs to be done ; and if so, the proposition to throw that force away, and to supply its place by bringing other forces from the field where they are urgently needed, seems to me very extraordinary. Whence shall they come? Shall they be withdrawn from...
Page 23 - ... one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, four sergeants, eight corporals, two musicians, one wagoner, and from sixty-four to eighty-two privates.
Page 10 - ... implies that in your judgment the latter is doing something which needs to be done; and if so, the proposition to throw that force away and to supply its place by bringing other forces from the field where they are urgently needed seems to me very extraordinary. Whence shall they come? Shall they be withdrawn from Banks, or Grant or Steele or Rosecrans?
Page 21 - States service shall command the combined force; the State militia to be armed, equipped, clothed, subsisted, transported, and paid by the United States...
Page 10 - Herron kept from Grant, to police Missouri? So far from finding cause to object, I confess to a sympathy for whatever relieves our general force in Missouri, and allows it to serve elsewhere. I therefore, as at present advised, can not attempt the destruction of the Enrolled Militia of Missouri.
Page 10 - Schofield to so promptly send a large general force to the relief of General Grant, then investing Vicksburg, and menaced from without by General Johnston. Was this all wrong? Should the enrolled militia then have been broken up and General Herron kept from Grant to police Missouri?
Page 21 - ... States may designate. Such regulations as may be required, in the judgment of the President, to insure regularity of returns and to protect the United States from any fraudulent practices shall be observed and obeyed by all in office in the State militia. The above propositions are accepted on the part of the United States, and the Secretary of War is directed to make the necessary orders upon the ordnance, quartermaster, commissary, pay and medical departments to carry this agreement into effect.
Page 20 - State as State militia during the war there, to cooperate with the troops in the service of the United States in repelling the invasion of the State...
Page 21 - State militia, and will order them to make the necessary provision in their respective offices for fulfilling this agreement. All requisitions upon the different officers of the United States under this agreement to be made in substance in the same mode for the Missouri State militia as similar requisitions are made for troops in the service of the 1 8 Abraham Lincoln [NOV.
Page 21 - This force is to cooperate with the troops in the service of the United States in repelling the invasion of the State of Missouri and in suppressing rebellion therein.

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